Dev Raheja
Instructor Dev Raheja
Product Id 601783
Duration 60 Minutes  
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Original Price $295
Special Offer Price $10
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Healthcare Failure Mode and Effects Analysis Fundamentals


This webinar will cover the FMEA tool in details based on the presenter’s experience of over 25 years with the tool in several industries including nuclear and aerospace. It shows how to plan it, what to look for, and how to prevent risks.

Participants will be able to use this tool to not only comply with the Joint Commission requirements but also to prevent harm. Entire methodology is covered with examples from health care including how to document, how to predict harm scenarios, how to identify quality problems, how to prevent quality problems, and make health care a very reliable process. This tool fixes problems very fast instead of months and years for a traditional approach of data collection and data analysis.

Why should you attend: This technique is widely used in almost all industries for over 50 years for proactively predicting risks and mitigating them before any lawsuits take place.

The primary purpose of Healthcare Failure Mode and Effects (FMEA) is to deliver reliability of medical intervention for a standardized process, such as performing heart surgery, implanting pacemaker, replacing failed heart with a mechanical implant, patient intubation, admitting patients, discharging patients, administering medication, and monitoring patient condition. The Institute of Healthcare (IHI) defines Reliability as failure-free performance over time. Since in health care each patient is different, there are often deviations. Standardization is the result of this analysis including how to deal exceptions in patient care.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • The Joint Commission requirements
  • FMEA process
  • Describing the process functions
  • Potential failure modes (what can go wrong)
  • Causes of failure (root causes)
  • Effects of failure (on the patients and employees)
  • Risk quantification
  • Risk mitigation
  • Revised risk assessment
  • A healthcare example of FMEA

Who Will Benefit:
  • Senior Management
  • Chief Medical Officers
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Department clinicians such as radiology, surgery, emergency medicine
  • Quality Assurance staff
  • Patient Safety staff
  • Pharmacy staff

Speaker Profile
Dev Raheja MS,CSP, author of Safer Hospital Care: Strategies for Continuous Innovation, is an international risk management, patient safety and quality assurance consultant for Healthcare, medical device, and aerospace industry for over 25 years. He applies evidence base safety techniques from a variety of industries to healthcare. He has served as Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland for five years for its PhD program in Reliability Engineering. Currently he is an Adjunct Professor at the Florida Tech University for its Business Administration degree in Healthcare Management. He is a Certified Safety Professional through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, took training in “Perfecting Patient Care” through the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative, an organization supported by 40 hospitals, and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is a former National Baldrige Award examiner among the first batch of examiners. He is the author of the forthcoming book “Preventing Medical Device Recalls (Taylor & Francis)

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